ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform Engineer (m/f/d)




Required Start Date

September 2019




Submission Deadline





Technical Requirements

LSE Space is looking for experienced Engineer (m/f/d) in order to fulfill the duty of:                                                                         

                 ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform Engineer

 for our customer ESA/ESOC  in Darmstadt/Germany.


For our activities at ESA/ESOC, we are currently seeking to employ highly motivated and enthusiastic ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform Engineer to support the ExoMars RSP mission within the Solar and Planetary Missions family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family.


Tasks and Activities

The primary areas of responsibility are the Guidance, Navigation & Control, Propulsion subsystems and Payload, the setup and configuration of the Mission Planning System for routine operations and the support to the SOM in the Egress Operations planning and Ground Segment System Test and Validation. Your support may be also extended to additional subsystems or systems within the scope of general SOE services.

You will initially support the ExoMars RSP mission within the Solar and Planetary Missions family but with the possibility of supporting other missions within this family.

The general activities to be supported by this service are (depending on the phase of the mission):

• Study of Project specific Characteristics;

• Participation in the development of the Ground Segment Documentation (System Requirements Document, System Test Plan);

• Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Software;

• Preparation of Functional Requirements for the Project dedicated Flight Control Ground Facilities;

• Participation in the Ground Segment system validation activities;

• Participation in the Analysis and Design of Satellite Operations;

• Preparation of Flight Control and Contingency Procedures;

• Production of Project specific Software Validation and Satellite Interface Validation Test (SVT);

• Procedures, Reports and Participation in SVTs;

• Participation in the System Operations Validation Test (SOV), Training and Simulation Programmes;

• Participation in Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and Mission Critical Operations;

• General Flight Control Support Service;

• Spacecraft Performance Analysis.

Academic Requirements


University degree or equivalent education in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.


Specific Requirements

Ideal candidate

Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience are mandatory:

• Spacecraft subsystem knowledge AOCS/GNC/Propulsion systems;

• Experience with Mission Planning System configuration Experience in Ground Segment development and/or improvement activities in support of flight operations;

• Experience in spacecraft operations;

• Ability to work with other service providers in operations (team player);

• Ability to interact with other teams supporting the operations preparation (e.g. ground data systems);

• Ability to work independently;

• Fluency in English, both spoken and written.

 The following skills would be highly desirable:

• Experience with On-Board SW Maintenance (OBSM) operations;

• Familiarity with the ESOC environment;

• Familiarity with satellite control systems, in particular SCOS-2000;

• Familiarity with ground station control processes and set-up;

• Familiarity with operational simulators, especially the ones based on SimSat;

• Familiarity with MOIS.



Background information

  Location of work: Darmstadt/Germany.

Benefits: A permanent employment contract. Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package. Career path.

Security: In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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